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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
    On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 02:27:08PM +1000, David McCullough wrote:
    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Here is a small patch for 2.6.11 that adds a routine:
    >
    > add_true_randomness(__u32 *buf, int nwords);
    >
    > so that true random number generator device drivers can add a entropy
    > to the system. Drivers that use this can be found in the latest release
    > of ocf-linux, an asynchronous crypto implementation for linux based on
    > the *BSD Cryptographic Framework.
    >
    > http://ocf-linux.sourceforge.net/
    >
    > Adding this can dramatically improve the performance of /dev/random on
    > small embedded systems which do not generate much entropy.

    We've already had hardware RNG support for a while now.

    No kernel patching needed.

    Jeff



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